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Crambe abyssinica. Crambe, also known as Abyssinian mustard, is a member of the Cruficerae family, which includes cabbages, broccoli, rape and mustard. It is cultivated for its seed oil which is high in erucic acid. This fatty acid oil is used as a biodegradable lubricant for industrial machinery. It is also used as an additive in polymers and detergents. The seeds can also be used for animal feed.
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